Thompson’s office said in a statement that the Pennsylvania congressman and his wife were « thrilled » to attend the nuptials and are « very happy » to welcome a new son-in-law into the family.
« Congressman and Mrs. Thompson were thrilled to attend and celebrate their son’s marriage on Friday night as he began this new chapter in his life, » Maddison Stone, a spokeswoman for Thompson, said in the statement. « The Thompsons are very happy to welcome their new son-in-law into their family. »
Thompson’s office, when asked to explain the congressman’s vote, pointed to a statement they issued last week calling the bill a « messaging stunt. »
« This bill was nothing more than an election-year messaging stunt for Democrats in Congress who have failed to address historic inflation and out-of-control prices at gas pumps and grocery stores, » his spokeswoman said.
This story has been updated with additional developments Tuesday.